David Gannon is one of a number of Irish natives expected to play for US Eagles. Photograph: Inpho.

Some wild geese may not be returning. There is a gaggle of them playing rugby on the American collegiate circuit and former Blackrock outhalf (someti(...)

Peter Stringer of Bath dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers on Saturday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

John O’SullivanThere’s no doubting the performance of the day in the Aviva English Premiership belonged to Bath as they thumped the Leicester Tigers b(...)

Ross Molony and Jack O’Donoghue will be key men for Ireland Under-20s against England in their Junior World Cup semi-final in North Harbour, New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ringrose clan, St Michael’s College and UCD can take the most satisfaction from this odyssey. That’s what any journey to the penultimate stages o(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony, Isaac Boss, Chris Henry, Rob Kearney and Eoin Reddan during a reception for the team at Farmleigh House, Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

The shadows cast are often bigger than the objects they represent and so it was in the glory days. Peter Stringer and hoary old images of the s(...)

RaboDirect PRO12, The Sportsground, Co. Galway 15/2/2014Connacht vs EdinburghEdinburgh’s Dougie Fife and Eoin Griffin of ConnachtMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Eoin Griffin to join London Irish
  • Rugby
  • February 18, 2014, 18:32

London Irish have announced the signing of Connacht centre Eoin Griffin. Griffin, 23, has agreed a two-year contract with the English Pr(...)

Brian O’Driscoll celebrates his hat-trick against France in 2000. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s hard to credit that this will be Brian O’Driscoll’s 14th Six Nations campaign – yes, 14th. Notable among the many qualities with which he has (...)

 Brian O’Driscoll touches down for his last-minute try. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ireland 20 Australia 20 Croke Pk, Dublin November 15th, 2009The game began and ended on set moves to release Brian O’Driscoll; the first of them coug(...)

Luke Fitzgerald, Rory Best and Mike McCarthy look dejected during the Six Nations, a tournament which could be the last for some players. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When the BBC closed out its final weekend of Six Nations highlights last Sunday it did so, fittingly, enough with Adele’s haunting theme song to Sk(...)